PRIVACY AND COOKIE POLICY

PRIVACY NOTICE

The new GDPR General Data Protection Regulation law came into force on 25th May this year.

 The purpose of this regulation is to protect personal data, and this notice is to clarify what information we collect and what we do with it, and how you can access it should you wish to do so.

ADP is the data controller for personal data about clients, prospective clients, job applicants and our current and former employees and event attendees.

We do not trade personal data for commercial purposes and will only disclose it if required by law, necessary to arrange your event attendance, or with your consent.

To contact ADP with a data protection query regarding the processing of your personal data, please email alison.mckerracher@adp-architecture.com

 

THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

GDPR requires that you confirm you are happy for us to both hold your details on our database and to contact you. To do so we need you to ‘opt in’ and give your consent. The information we collect from you (supplied voluntarily) is kept secure, safe, accurate and relevant. We may keep a record of your social media handles to ensure that your data is kept up to date.

 

HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION?

You can exercise your ‘right to be forgotten’ at any time and can request we erase your personal data. This will be erased on receiving your instruction, unless an exception applies that permits for us to continue processing your data for legal reasons.

 

VISITORS TO OUR WEBSITE

When you visit our website, we use a third party service, Google Analytics via Google Tag Manager, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns.We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to various parts of the website.The information is only processed in a way that does not identify anyone.

To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

 

MARKETING / EVENTS

 We will not contact you via email without your prior consent except for when you have previously used services from us. In this case, you may receive marketing such as information regarding networking events. You are able to opt out from these emails at any time. If there is a joint hosted event, we may share your details with the organisers in order to facilitate the organisation of the event.

We use a third-party provider, Eventbrite, to collect responses to event invitations and contact information, such as name, email address and telephone number. For more information on Eventbrite’s privacy policy, please see https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/support/articles/en_US/Troubleshooting/eventbrite-privacy-policy?lg=en_GB

 

COOKIES

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Unless you have set your browser to block cookies, this site will place the following cookies on your computer.

The main cookies that we use provide us with valuable data about our website. These are from Google Analytics and are completely anonymous, telling us information such as how many people have visited our website and which pages are the most popular. This allows us to ensure that our website is doing its job and make improvements to help you use the site. This information is really useful to us, but if you would like to opt out, you can do so at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Our website is built using technology by Adobe and this also uses cookies that help the site to work better for you and monitors the pages that you visit. Again, this is completely anonymous and is stored on your computer for a very short period of time.

We also link to other websites such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Issu, Vimeo, Flickr, Pintrest and Architizer. We are pretty sure that they use the same kind of cookies but as these sites are not controlled by us, we cannot guarantee the cookies that they are using and suggest that you read their privacy policies (links below) to be absolutely sure.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/en/privacy

Issu: https://issuu.com/legal/privacy

Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/privacy

Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/help/privacy

Pintrest: https://policy.pinterest.com/en-gb/privacy-policy

Architizer: https://architizer.com/privacy-policy/

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

 

MEDIA

Photography is a key part of our marketing and communications strategy. We may use photography or video taken at an event. If you do not want to be included or your name identified please advise the photographer at the time.

We may ask you for your opinion, feedback or comment on events, trends current affairs projects or our service. This could be used to improve our service delivery, research or marketing campaign. For this we may require your personal details which will require your explicit prior consent for the specific article.

 

YOUR RIGHTS

As an individual whose personal data is processed by ADP you have these rights

The right to be informed, which is what this privacy policy is for.
The right to access what data we hold about you.
The right to object to direct marketing – either use the unsubscribe option or contact us directly.
The right to object to processing carried out on the basis of legitimate interests.
The right to erasure (in some circumstances).
The right to data portability.
The right to have your data rectified if it is inaccurate.
The right to have your data restricted or blocked from processing.

If, at any time, you want to verify, update or amend your personal data please email alison.mckerracher@adp-architecture.com.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint about our processing with the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (hyperlink https://ico.org.uk/).

 

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY NOTICE

We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 22nd August 2018.